Sunday, April 20, 2008

Earth Day 2008 - Go Green Our Earth

April 22 is Earth Day 2008.

"And who created seven heavens in layers. You do not see in the creation of the Most Merciful any inconsistency. So return your vision to the sky; do you see any breaks?"
(Al Qur'an Surah Al-Mulk 67:3)

The Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) taught us that, "All of the earth has been made to me as, like, a mosque."
So Islam teaches us the whole earth is made like a mosque. The earth is a sacred place, a holy place, so we should not act in a disrespectful way toward it. We should not abuse anything on the face of the earth.

And also we know that a hadith said, "There is an act of rewarded charity in every act of kindness that you do any living being on the earth."

For example when we are taking wudhu, the Prophet told us not to take more water than necessary, even if making wudu' in a running river or lake. Excessiveness (israf) is condemned by Allah and His Messenger.

We have to treat Allah's creation with mercy and gentleness.

Let's teach the kids to learn to save our earth and the environment.

Activities for Earth Day that you can do with your kids, such as:
  • You can do Ten Things to Save Our Earth

  • Worksheets and Activities for kids about Earth Day
  • finding worksheets from here, here, and here
  • minimal garbage.
  • using both sides of each piece of paper.
  • eco-themed assignments.
  • "green days" when plastic and aluminum were not allowed.
  • a recycling program.
  • planting flowers and plants.
  • learning about plants, animals, and their environment.
  • collecting batteries for Earth Day.
  • Earth Day Links for Kids, you'll find links to games and sites that tell more about how to help the environment.
  • To see how much water you can save, visit The Water Family Online Game.
  • watching the video save the polar bear in Save The Earth
  • You can find bad facts about our earth, plus 26 things you can do about them in Save Our Planet Earth.
  • Save our Earth and make a difference.
  • 7 Technologies that can save our earth.
  • Write paragraph about the Earth Day and How To Save Our Earth.


      Don't forget the 3-R for our Earth Day Celebration: Reduce, Recycle, and Reuse.